Capital: Santo Domingo

Population: 10,834,769 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Dominican Peso (DOP)

Official Language: Spanish

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Mixed, White, Black

Largest Cities: Santo Domingo, Santiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo Oeste

Main Sport: Baseball

Political System: Democratic Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Epiphany (January 6)

Our Lady of Altagracia (January 21)

Duarte´s Day (January 25)

Independence Day (February 27)

Good Friday (March 25)

Labor Day (May 2)

Corpus Christi (May 26)

Restoration Day (August 16)

Our Lady of Las Mercedes (September 24)

Constitution Day (November 6)

Christmas Day (December 25)